Beacon Academy Trust – Facilities Assistant

Beacon Academy Trust – Facilities Assistant

Beacon Campus

Posted: 2018-03-23

Closes: 2018-07-20

Location: Ilford, Essex

Salary: £19,917 – £21,984

Duration: Permanent


The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all members of staff to share this commitment. The below documents must be read prior to applying for this role and will be factored into interviews:

Keeping Children Safe in Education

BMAT – Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Enhanced DBS (with list checks) is required for this post.

Please forward your electronic applications to 

Please note, we reserve the right to close or extend this position, therefore we would urge candidates to submit an application as soon as possible.

BMAT Support Application

 Role Description

Purpose of role
Working as part of a team to support the best possible teaching and learning experience. The Facilities Assistant plays an integral part in the security, repairs and maintenance of the school/campus and its environment.
General duties and responsibilities

  • Lock/unlock school buildings and areas
  • Operate and respond to alarm systems where appropriate, outside of any specialist monitoring brief
  • Monitor CCTV or surveillance equipment where appropriate
  • Undertake regular security checks and identify security risks
  • Monitor fire safety equipment and carry out fire system tests
  • Liaise security, surveillance contractors and police as required
  • Provide emergency access to the school site including out of hours
  • Provide support for after school events and lettings outside of the school day


  • To organise and carry out various maintenance duties to ensure that the general upkeep and maintenance of the campus is satisfactory, as per specific work schedule
  • Identify and undertake appropriate repairs and improvement work e.g. redecorating and fixing, minor plumbing, unblocking drains, erecting shelves, notice boards etc
  • Operation and maintenance of heating plant and lighting systems
  • Monitor the electrical testing of portable electrical appliances and to maintain the appropriate records
  • Undertake regular site inspections and identify and record repair and maintenance requirements
  • Undertake cleaning duties such as graffiti, litter picking and emergency & specialist cleaning tasks etc
  • Ensure that satisfactory levels of caretaking, cleanliness and hygiene are achieved and maintained through the whole of the premises e.g. free of litter, weeds , surfaces are gritted/ salted when required
  • To contribute to the operation of a preventative planned maintenance programme and for the routine inspections of the buildings, fixtures, fittings, furniture, premises and grounds to assess for minor work or repairs required to be carried out to maintain safe and satisfactory conditions


·         To advise performance managers on matters relating to energy control and conservation

·         To assist in safety audits of the premises and contribute to relevant risk assessment activity

·         Be responsible for maintaining records, information and data, producing analysis and reports as required

Organisation & Supervisory

·         Demonstrate and assist in the safe effective use of specialist equipment/materials

·         Provide specialist advice and guidance as required

·         Portering duties e.g. delivering mail, moving furniture and equipment

·         Assist in management, administration and operation of the team’s work including lettings

·         Monitor  stock within an agreed budget, cataloguing resources & undertaking audits as required

·         Organise the use and maintenance of all school vehicles and to carry out driving duties when required

·         Identify and organise via both the school and the facilities calendar the required set up for planned events.


·         Promote and ensure the health and safety of pupils, staff & visitors (in accordance with appropriate health and safety legislation and Trust policies, at all times

·         Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health and safety and security and confidentiality, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person

·         Prioritising and reporting of jobs/issues/works required

·         Liaising and supervision with outside agencies and contractors to ensure all works are completed to a high standard and signed off, reporting any issues to performance managers

·         Liaise and report to performance managers & attend meetings as required

·         Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required

·         Present a positive personal image, contributing to a welcoming school environment which supports equal opportunities



  • To undertake tasks in other BMAT schools as required.

The above mentioned duties are neither exclusive nor exhaustive, duties and responsibilities of the post may change as requirements and circumstances change. The post holder may be required to carry out such other duties as requested by management that are broadly within the level of the post.